maladroit wrote:Sounds like a possible bacterial bronchitis, then.
Or, you know, coincidence. I cant help thinking that a week's reprieve from late-night partying and playa dust might have been a big factor.
tattoogoddess wrote:i have ear eczema so i get infections a few times a year from scratching at them. i only take half my meds and i am ok. i have always been like this with my meds. never had an issue with it flaring back up. everyone's bodies are different though.
listen to the good people who are telling you to be careful with antibiotics. It's not about differences between your body and somebody else's; it's about differences among bacteria. When you don't take your full course of meds, you allow the survival of any stronger bacteria that may have come about by mutation. You're basically turning your body into a super-bug-evolution-acceleration machine. What you're doing is risky not only to your own health but to that of other people, especially those whose immune systems aren't as strong as yours. PLEASE read (or talk to your doctor) about drug-resistant bacteria and why the willy-nilly use of antibiotics is so dangerous.
That's always what I've been taught about antibiotics by every single doc I've ever been to.
While no doubt the irresistible scratching is the beginning, recurring infections could technically a sign that you probably should've been finishing your drugs (otherwise the doc wouldn't have prescribed you that number!) and that not doing so could create stronger, more resistant bacteria.
But don't take it from us--take it from your doc. And read the literature that comes with your drugs. Google "Why should i finish my antibiotics?"
Taking advice from the peanut gallery can be hard. I do know you hate being lectured; you get enough of that at home. Luckily, we can't force you to listen. It's your